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Radical clergy coalition musters initial lead in Iraq

IANS  |  Baghdad 

A coalition supporting radical Iraqi Shia Muqtada al-Sadr, who rose up in arms against the US invasion, is leading in the initial vote count of the parliamentary elections, said the poll panel on Monday.

Al Sadr's candidates were leading in several provinces, including Baghdad, where was in sixth place, the said. The polls were held on May 12.

These are the first official results from the Saturday's elections, in which the turnout was as low as 44.52 per cent, 15 points below what was recorded four years ago, news reported.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 08:56 IST
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